Budget session to end today

File: Nepal’s Parliament building

Kathmandu, September 19

The Budget Session of the Federal Parliament is concluding on Thursday. The session will end after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s address to a meeting.

Recently, President Bidya Devi Bhandari endorsed the Cabinet’s decision to end the session, informs the Parliament Secretariat. The secretariat says that it has already received a letter from the president asking to end the ongoing session.

A meeting of the House of Representatives has been called at 11 am. The meeting will discuss a few bills before PM Oli address the House at around 2 pm.

HoR secretary Gopal Nath Yogi says that all procedures to end the session have been finalised by the secretariat.

The budget session had started on April 29. During the session, the government’s policy and programme announcement and budget announcement were endorsed. Likewise, this session also passed a few important bills. However, the session did not pass the Citizenship Bill, Media Council Bill, and Federal Civil Service Bill.

The secretariat said that a few more bills might be passed on Thursday. However, the secretariat does not mention which bills would be passed.

The next session is likely to begin after around two months, during which the country will celebrate its biggest festivals of Dashain and Tihar.

Published on September 19th, Thursday, 2019 11:06 AM

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